Today I’m finally breaking radio silence to express and share with you all my joy as InnerWorkings has been honored with the prestigious “New Company of the Year” software industry award by the Irish Software Association.
On Friday night I attended the formal ceremony together with four colleagues from the management team. Hundreds of people, including politicians and personalities from the software industry were rigorously dressed for the big occasion.
I was particularly nervous since the week before I was personally interviewed by one of the judging panels together with Fran (our CEO).
I already considered it a privilege to be short listed for both the “Technical Innovation” and the “New Company of the Year” awards, but given the names we were up against, I thought that our chances of winning were realistically slim.
At the risk of sounding clichéd, I want to give my personal congratulations to Fran and all my colleagues in US, Canada and Europe, who are delivering on a very audacious vision conceived less than three years ago. We still have lots to learn and improve, but InnerWorkings truly represents an unstoppable creative force and I’m proud to be part of it.
Finally, I want to express my sincere gratitude to the R&D team I lead and serve.
Guys, you are the most talented team I have ever worked with.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!